Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - 26 km west of Matagalpa, Nicaragua, on Friday, May 21, 2021 at 01:47 (GMT) -
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Light magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 6 km depth
21 May 01:52 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 5 minutes.
Depth: 6.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.95°N / 86.16°W↗ (Departamento de Matagalpa, Nicaragua)
Antipode: 12.95°S / 93.84°E↗
Nearest volcano: Esteli (36 km / 22 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
22 km (14 mi) SW of Llano de La Tejera (Jinotega) (pop: 209) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) SW of Jinotega (pop: 55,000) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (15 mi) N of Ciudad Dario (Ciudad Darío, Matagalpa) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) SE of Esteli (Estelí) (pop: 96,400) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) W of Matagalpa (pop: 109,100) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (18 mi) S of San Rafael del Norte (Jinotega) (pop: 5,460) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) WNW of San Dionisio (Matagalpa) (pop: 3,910) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) N of Tipitapa (Managua) (pop: 50,000) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) N of Managua (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) NE of Leon (León) (pop: 144,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 109 joules (554 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.477 tons of TNT) More info
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